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Simple Clam Chowder

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* 1 cup chopped onion
* 3 cloves garlic
* 4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
* 2 (10 ounce) cans minced clams, drained with juice reserved - Sometimes I use more for a better clam flavor
* 1 quart half-and-half cream (I use 1/2 half and half and 1/2 milk)
* 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
* 3/4 cup butter, melted
* 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

I use a lot of different seasonings. S&P, Parsley etc.. Adjust to your liking :)

In a pan saute onion and garlic.

In a large pot, combine potatoes, celery, salt, pepper, seasonings, onion and garlic and juice from clams.

Add just enough water to cover.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are soft, about 20 minutes.

Stir in half-and-half and sugar.

Combine melted butter and flour, then whisk into soup.

Cook and stir until thickened.

Stir in clams and adjust seasonings.

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It doesn't get easier than this. It also doesn't get any better!

I was raised in Seattle where we love our Clam Chowder. You can get in anywhere. Then I moved to St. Louis where is they don't offer it in every restaurant. It's seems so rare. So I had to find a simple easy recipe to make it at home!

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